Doherty Michael J

Michael J Doherty, MD, FAAN


Specialties
  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
Accepting New Patients
550 17th Ave.
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower, Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
206-386-3880 or 800-331-7533
206-386-3882
1033299953

General Information


Biography
I offer prompt, courteous and state-of-the-art epilepsy care.
Specialties
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
Education Background
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine
Fellowship: Neurophysiology
Languages
  • English
Professional Associations
Epilepsy
Personal Interests
I enjoy clinical research, reading, fly-fishing, studying the history of neurology and time spent with my family.

Publications

Research

Warner NM, Gwinn RP, Doherty MJ. Individualizing therapies with responsive epilepsy neurostimulation - A mirtazapine case study of hippocampal excitability. Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports. 2016;6:70-72.

Dong AX, Gwinn RP, Warner NM, Caylor LM, Doherty MJ. Mitigating bit flips or single event upsets in epilepsy neurostimulators. Epilepsy Behavior Case Reports. 2016 Apr 14;5:72-74

Isaacson JE,  Choe DJ, Doherty MJ. Creatine Phosphokinase elevation exacerbated by levetiracetam therapy. Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports. 2014;2:189-191.

Brandt AM, Doherty MJ. VEEG models of seizure frequency- Do SSRI medications or vitamin D supplements alter seizure collections? Epilepsy Behavior.2014;41:208-209.

Jung AK, Henson JW, Susanto D, Caylor LM, Doherty MJ. Holohemispheric Developmental Venous Anomaly. Neurology 2013;80:1718-1719 

Godfred RM, Parikh MS, Haltiner AM, Caylor LM, Sepkuty JP, Doherty MJ. Does Aspirin use make it harder to collect seizures during elective video-EEG telemetry? Epilepsy and Behavior.2013;27:115-117

Parikh MS, Haltiner AM, de Menezes MS, Caylor LM, Sepkuty JP, Simon EA, Schoenfeld JL, Doherty MJ. Nicotine patches- do they influence seizure number, stay durations or seizure rate during video EEG telemetry? Epilepsy and Behavior. 2012;3:389-391

Morrell MJ on behalf of the RNS system in epilepsy study group. Responsive Cortical Stimulation for the treatment of medically intractable partial epilepsy. Neurology; 2011:77:1295-1304

Doherty MJ, Sloan D. Tourette Syndrome and Epilepsy- a strange case of possible sudden unexpected death. Epilepsy Behav. 2010;17:285-286.

Doherty MJ, Youn CE, Haltiner AM, Watson NF. Do weather related ambient atmospheric pressure changes influence sleep-disordered breathing? J Clin Sleep Med. 2010;6:152-6.

Doherty MJ, Wonsuk K, Youn CE, Haltiner AM, Oakley JC, Drane DL, Miller JW. Do Atmospheric pressure changes influence seizure occurrence in the epilepsy monitoring unit? Epilepsy Behav. 2009;16:80-81.

Miller JW, Anderson GD, Doherty MJ, Poolos NP. Position statement on the coverage of anticonvulsant drugs for the treatment of epilepsy: what's the problem with generic antiepileptic drugs? A call to action. Neurology. 2007;69: 1245-6

Watson NF, Woo D, Doherty MJ, Frohman EM, Racke MK, De Baets M, Hartung H-P, Kieseier BC, Steve O. Humoral Immune Responses after Rabies Infection. Archives of Neurology. 2007;64:1355-1356

Doherty MJ, Youn C, Gwinn RP, Haltiner AM. Atmospheric pressure and seizure frequency in the Epilepsy unit: preliminary observations. Epilepsia 2007;48:1764-1767

Watson NF, Temkin N, Dikkmen S, Doherty MJ, Machamer J. Hypersomnolence following traumatic brain injury. J Sleep Med. 2007 J Clin Sleep Med. 2007;3:363-368.

Doherty MJ, Rostad SW, Haltiner AM. Neocortical gliosis in temporal lobe epilepsy: Gender based differences. Epilepsia 2007;48:1455-1459

Hantke NC, Doherty MJ, Haltiner AM; Medication use profiles in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures Epil Behav 2007;10:333-335.

Doherty MJ, Captain Cook on Poison Fish. Neurology. 2005;65:1788-91.

Doherty MJ, Watson NF, Hallam DK, Chandler WL, Longstreth WT. Ventricular CSF hypocretin-1 inversely correlates with glucose levels in CSF and serum from patients with neurological injuries Neurocrit Care. 2005;3:230-3.

Doherty MJ, Hampson NB. Partial Seizure Provoked by Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy- Possible Mechanisms and Implications. Epilepsia. 2005; 46: 1974

Doherty MJ, Jayadev S, Konchada R, Watson NF, Hallam D Clinical implications of splenium magnetic resonance imaging signal changes. Arch Neurol. 2005;62:433-7.

Watson NF, Doherty MJ, Zunt JZ. Secondary narcolepsy following neurocysticercosis infection. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine; 2005.41-42.

Chang BS, Ly J, Appignani B, Bodell A, Apse KA, Ravenscroft RS, Sheen VL, Doherty MJ, Hackney DB,O’Connor M, Galaburda AM, Walsh CA Reading disability in the neuronal migration disorder of periventricular nodular heterotopia. Neurology. 2005;64:799-803.

Vossler DG, Schepp SK, Haltiner A, Doherty MJ. Ictal stuttering suggests psychogenic seizures. Neurology, 2004:63:516-519.

Doherty MJ, The sudden death of Patsy Custis, or George Washington on sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav. 2004;5:598-600.

Watson NF, Barber JK, Doherty MJ, Miller JW, Temkin NR. Does glucocorticoid administration prevent late seizures after head injury? Epilepsia. 2004;45:690-694.

Doherty MJ. The Quicksilver Prize: Mercury Vapor Poisoning Aboard HMS Triumph and HMS Phipps. Neurology, 2004. 62(6):963-966

Doherty MJ, Bird TD, Leverenz JB. Alpha-synuclein in motor neuron disease: an immunohistologic study. Acta Neuropath, 2004 Feb;107(2):169-175.

Doherty MJ, Mitchell AL, Watson NF, Farrell DF, Bird TD, Contiguous Gene Deletion Associated with Generalized Seizures, Ichthyosis, Short Stature, Normal Cognition, and Learning Difficulties at Xp22.3. Epilepsia, 2003;44:1529-1535.

Doherty MJ, The Headaches of Alexander Graham Bell. Archives of Neurology, 2003;60:1805-1808.

Doherty MJ, Sotero MS, Kuratani J, Saneto R, Farrell DF, Holmes MD, Watson NF, Miller JW When might hemispheric favoring of epileptiform discharges begin? Seizure, 2003;12:595-598.

Doherty MJ, Jayadev S, Miller JW, Farrell DF, Holmes MD, Dodrill CB Age of Focal Epilepsy onset varies by gender and lateralization. Neurology. 2003;60:1473-1477.

Doherty MJ, Balloon Sickness- James Glaisher’s 1862 Account. Neurology, 2003;60:1016-1018.

Doherty MJ, Walting PJ, Morita DC, Peterson RA, Miller JW, Holmes MD, Watson NF Do nonspecific focal EEG slowing and epileptiform abnormalities favor one hemisphere? Epilepsia. 2002;43:1593-1595.

Doherty MJ, Wilensky AJ, Holmes MD, Lewis DH, Rae J, Cohn GH.Singing seizures. Neurology. 2002;59:1435-1438.

Watson NF, Doherty MJ, Dodrill CB, Farrell DF, Miller JW, The experience of earthquakes by patients with epileptic and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsia. 2002;43:317-320.

Doherty MJ, Watson NF, Uchino K, Hallam DK, Cramer SC Diffusion abnormalities in patients with Wernicke encephalopathy.Neurology. 2002;58:655-657.

Doherty MJ, Schneider AT, Tirschwell DL Will neurology residents with large student loan debts become academicians? Neurology. 2002;58:495-497.

Doherty MJ, Baxter AB, Longstreth WT Jr. Herpes simplex virus encephalitis complicating myxedema coma treated with corticosteroids. Neurology. 2001;56:1114-1115.

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology
Clinical Interests
  • abducens nerve disease
  • abducens nerve injury
  • abducens nerve palsy and paresis
  • abnormal coordination
  • abnormal eeg
  • abnormal emg
  • abnormal neuroimaging
  • abnormal reflexes
  • abnormal twitching
  • abscess central nervous system
  • absence epilepsy
  • accessory nerve disease
  • accessory nerve injury
  • acoustic neurofibromatosis
  • acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy
  • alcohol withdrawal
  • alcoholic encephalopathy
  • alogia
  • ambulatory eeg
  • amnesia
  • amyloid neuropathy
  • aneurysm
  • anosmia
  • anoxic encephalopathy
  • aphasia
  • arteriovenous malformation
  • ataxia
  • athetoid cerebral palsy
  • aura
  • autoimmune meningitis
  • autonomic dysreflexia
  • autonomic nervous system disorders
  • autonomic neuropathy
  • beriberi
  • berry aneurysm
  • brachial plexopathy
  • brachial plexus lesion
  • brachycephaly
  • brain concussion
  • bulbar palsy
  • carotid stenosis
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • cauda equina syndrome
  • causalgia of lower limb
  • causalgia of upper limb
  • cerebellar anomaly
  • cerebellar ataxia
  • cerebellar disease
  • cerebral aneurysm
  • cerebral anomaly
  • cerebral arteritis
  • cerebral atherosclerosis
  • cerebral contusion
  • cerebral cyst
  • cerebral edema
  • cerebral hemorrhage
  • cerebral hernia
  • cerebral laceration
  • cerebral lipidosis
  • cerebral palsy
  • cerebrospinal fluid abnormality
  • cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • cerebrovascular disorders
  • cerebrovascular insufficiency
  • charcot-marie-tooth disease
  • childhood epilepsy
  • chorea
  • choreoathetosis
  • chronic headache
  • chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuritis
  • chronic post-traumatic headache
  • ciliary neuralgia
  • circadian rhythm disorder
  • cluster headache
  • common peroneal nerve lesion
  • concussive seizure
  • convulsion
  • corticobasal degeneration
  • cranial nerve diseases
  • cranial nerve disorders
  • cranial nerve injuries
  • cranial nerve palsy
  • creutzfeldt jakob syndrome
  • degenerative brain disorder
  • degenerative disorders of the balance organs
  • delirium
  • demyelinating disease
  • diabetic neuropathy
  • diabetic polyneuropathies
  • diagnostic lumbar puncture
  • diffuse axonal injury
  • diplegia of upper limbs
  • disorder of balance
  • disorder of body awareness
  • disturbance of skin sensation
  • dizziness
  • drop attack
  • drug-induced acute dystonia
  • dysarthria
  • dysautonomia
  • dyskinesia
  • dysphagia
  • dysphonia
  • dystonia
  • echoencephalogram abnormal
  • eeg telemetry
  • electroencephalography
  • encephalopathies
  • enlarged optic nerve
  • enlarged ventricle
  • epilepsy
  • epileptic aphasia
  • epileptic confusional state
  • epileptic twilight state
  • essential tremor
  • evoked potentials
  • executive dysfunction
  • exvacuohydrocephalus
  • facial asymmetry
  • facial nerve palsy and paresis
  • facial paresis
  • facial spasm
  • facial tingling
  • familial ataxia
  • familial epilepsy
  • fasciculations
  • febrile convulsions
  • femoral nerve lesion
  • focal dystonia
  • focal seizures
  • foot drop
  • friedreich ataxia
  • frontal lobe disinhibition
  • functional quadriplegia
  • fungal meningitis
  • ganglioneuroblastoma
  • generalized seizures
  • genetic dystonia
  • glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • grand mal status epilepticus
  • guillain barre syndrome
  • handwriting tremor
  • head trauma
  • hearing loss
  • hemiatrophy
  • hemicrania continua
  • hemidystonia
  • hemineglect
  • hemiparesis
  • hemiplegia
  • hereditary sensory neuropathy
  • hereditary spastic paraplegia
  • hiv dementia
  • hiv neuropathy
  • hydrocephalus
  • hydromyelia
  • hypertonia
  • hypoglossal nerve disease
  • hypoglossal nerve injury
  • hypotonia
  • idiopathic transverse myelitis
  • infantile cerebral palsy
  • infantile spasms
  • infectious neuritis
  • injury to brain
  • intention tremor
  • intermittent cerebral ischemia
  • intermittent tremor
  • intracranial arterial occlusion
  • intracranial hemorrhages
  • intracranial hypertension
  • isolated central nervous system vasculitis
  • late effect of spinal cord injury
  • late effects of poliomyelitis
  • lateral sclerosis
  • leg numbness
  • leg weakness
  • lennox-gastaut syndrome
  • lesion of popliteal nerve
  • lesion of sciatic nerve
  • leukodystrophy
  • lip droop
  • lissencephaly
  • lobar atrophy of brain
  • locked-in syndrome
  • loss of consciousness
  • lumbar puncture
  • lumbosacral plexus lesion
  • macrocephaly
  • marcus gunn phenomenon
  • maternal neurologic disorders
  • maternal seizures
  • meralgia paresthetica
  • metabolic brain disorders
  • microcephaly
  • migraine
  • migraine treatment
  • mononeuritis
  • mononeuritis multiplex
  • monoplegia
  • monoplegia of upper limb
  • motor neuron disease
  • movement disorders
  • moyamoya
  • multiple sclerosis
  • multiple system atrophy
  • multisystemic disseminated toxoplasmosis
  • muscle spasticity
  • muscle weakness
  • muscular dystrophy
  • myelitis
  • myelomeningocele
  • myelopathy
  • myoclonic seizures
  • myoclonus
  • nerve conduction studies
  • nerve diseases
  • nerve root disorder
  • nerve sheath tumor
  • nervous system disorders
  • neuralgic amyotrophy
  • neuritis
  • neuroborreliosis
  • neurological disorders
  • neurometabolic disorder
  • neuromuscular ultrasound
  • neuropathy
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • new onset seizure
  • nonruptured cerebral aneurysm
  • normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • numbness
  • occipital neuralgia
  • olfactory nerve disease
  • optic migraines
  • optic nerve and pathway injury
  • optic nerve disease
  • pachygyria
  • paralysis
  • paraneoplastic polyneuropathy
  • paraplegia
  • parasitic meningitis
  • paresthesia
  • pellagra
  • periodic paralysis
  • peripheral autonomic neuropathy
  • peripheral neuropathy
  • periventricular lesion
  • periventricular leukomalacia
  • periventricular mass
  • peroneal muscular atrophy
  • peroneal nerve lesion
  • petit mal status
  • pinched nerve
  • plagiocephaly
  • plantar nerve lesion
  • plexitis
  • plexopathy
  • poliodystrophia cerebri
  • poliomyelitis
  • polymicrogyria
  • polyneuropathy
  • popliteal nerve lesion
  • post traumatic seizures
  • post-concussion syndrome
  • post-traumatic amnesia
  • post-traumatic headache
  • primary progressive aphasia
  • problems with smell and taste
  • progressive muscular atrophy
  • progressive supranuclear palsy
  • pseudobulbar palsy
  • pseudoseizure
  • pseudotumor cerebri
  • psychogenic nonepileptic seizures
  • quadriplegia
  • radial nerve lesion
  • radiculopathy
  • rasmussen syndrome
  • reflex neurovascular dystrophy
  • reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • responsive neurostimulation
  • restless legs syndrome
  • schwannomatosis
  • segmental dystonia
  • sensory impairment
  • sensory problem with head
  • sensory problem with neck and trunk
  • sensory problems with limbs
  • slurred speech
  • spasticity
  • spinal cord diseases
  • spinal muscular atrophy
  • spinocerebellar degeneration
  • spinocerebellar diseases
  • staring
  • status epilepticus
  • stereotypic movement disorder
  • subdural hematoma
  • subdural hemorrhage
  • syphilis
  • syringobulbia
  • syringomyelia
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • temporal lobe epilepsy
  • temporal sclerosis
  • tension headache
  • tetany
  • tetraplegia
  • tibial nerve lesion
  • tic disorder
  • tingling
  • torsion dystonia
  • torticollis
  • tourette syndrome
  • toxic myoneural disorders
  • toxoplasmosis
  • transient cerebral ischemia
  • transient ischemic attack
  • transient limb paralysis
  • transient monocular vision loss
  • transverse myelitis
  • traumatic brain injury
  • tremor
  • trigeminal nerve disease
  • trigeminal nerve injury
  • trigeminal nerve palsy and paresis
  • tuberculosis of meninges
  • tuberous sclerosis
  • ulnar nerve
  • ulnar nerve compression
  • unsteady gait
  • uremic encephalopathy
  • vagal nerve disorders
  • vagus nerve disease
  • vascular malformations of the brain
  • vascular myelopathy
  • vasculitic neuropathy
  • venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis
  • venous sinus thrombosis
  • ventriculomegaly
  • vertebrobasilar insufficiency
  • vertigo
  • vestibular function test abnormal
  • viral meningitis
  • visual evoked potentials
  • vitamin b deficiency

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (67 Ratings, 11 Comments)

100

12/20/2016
Dr. Doherty is an outstanding medical provider. He is always friendly, thorough, and thoughtful. He seems genuinely interested in what I have to say, while still displaying the confidence and competence of an expert in his field. I couldn't ask for a better neurologist.
100

11/24/2016
The care & concern is very good.
100

10/20/2016
In the state of Washington Swedish is number one.
100

10/13/2016
Dr. Doherty is excellent!
100

07/16/2016
Dr Doherty has been my hero from day one. That has been for a considerable amount of time.
100

07/03/2016
I was surprised at how well I liked Dr. Doherty- because I really like Dr. [...] , and for some crazy reason I was prepared not to like him as much. I appreciate all the work Dr. Doherty is putting into dealing with my insurance company and helping me find the best possible solution for my care and seizures.
100

06/24/2016
Doctor was recommended to me by another with similar problem. I read up on his research and experience and came in knowing he is one of the best doctors in the country regarding my particular condition so I trust his judgment. But given that I also appreciate his ability to take in variations as they are presented in the short time scale available during appointments and analyze new information rather than leaping to conclusions.
70

06/09/2016
Sometimes he forgives that I need plain simple answers.
90

06/07/2016
I changed to this provider approximately 4 -5 years ago because the last provider I had was not able to help me control my medical issue. On the first visit with this provider, he spent time with me going over my medical history, explaining my condition and what medication he thought would work for me and why. He was right on!
80

03/20/2016
Question was asked about seizure alert dogs due to my concern over having a seizure while driving with my children. Response was negative based on purely anecdotal evidence of what provider had personally witnessed. If I want anecdotal evidence I'll talk to lay people I go to a physician for the science.
100

02/29/2016
Dr. Doherty is very wonderful. We will always come to Dr. Doherty.
550 17th Ave.
Cherry Hill Campus, James Tower, Suite 540
Seattle, WA 98122
206-386-3882